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Midwife delivered naturally conceived twins to 50yr old.

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, July 11, 2006 | 0 comments


I have a friend who is a midwife, and a few years ago, delivered a naturally conceived set of twins to a 50 year old.

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There has been scientific research showing women who have children later can live longer. A team at Finland's University of Turku suggests women who raise a family late in life tend to die later. Scientists believe the findings suggest the rate at which a woman's reproductive system ages is directly linked to the speed with which the rest of her body ages.

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I had an uncle whose wife was either 50 or 51 when she had her 12th child in the 1960's. They had grown up family, some of who were married and had families of their own.

Posted By Elizabeth Reynolds on 2005-09-28

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Higher standards of living have meant that an increasing number of women are healthy enough to see through a successful pregnancy well into their forties. In Scotland last year there were 8,310 births to women aged 35 to 39, 1,471 births to women aged between 40 and 44, and 39 aged over 45.

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I have a cousin who at 46.5 years old became pregnant naturally (it was a big surprise) and had a uneventful pregnancy and delivered a girl last year. She had been trying for ten years and gave up. It can and does happen all the time.

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Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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